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Strategy-focused, Senior Director

  • West

Marc Allen Associates

Region: West



This is a transformation-focused Chief of Staff role, collaborating closely with executive and C-suite leaders. You will lead and develop a sizeable team of Directors and Managers who handle a large number of projects. At the same time, you will drive the strategy, process improvements, and business transformation initiatives to diversify the supply chain by identifying vendor strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to improve cost, performance, and reliability.



  • Leads and develops a team of high-performing associates focusing on planning, design, execution, project management, problem-solving, and process management.
  • Partners and influences, collaborating with a wide variety of cross-functional stakeholders and top-level executives as their Central partner, first responder, troubleshooter, and primary source of communication.

Strategy & Tactics:

  • Sources, maintains and optimizes a portfolio of vendors and ensures sufficient inventory to execute new location openings, capital projects, and approved ad hoc requests; responsible for all contracts, pricing, and performance management.
  • Ensures an ongoing focus on improving processes and tools to ensure all projects are completed on time and within budget; consistently prioritizes work and maintains a high degree of flexibility to maximize productivity and results.
  • Owns and maintains expense and capital budgets, supporting annual capital planning and ensuring all expenditures and forecasts are accurate and aligned with Company policies and procedures.


  • Direct reports: Director | Senior Managers (3)
  • Total team size: 25-40 (FTEs + contractors)


  • BA/BS required; MBA preferred,
  • Experience leading complex projects.
  • 5-7 years leading teams in a corporate setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage vendor contracts and relationships, line-item bids, commitment letters, negotiations, and all other administrative processes required to design, source, develop, and purchase.
  • Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project
  • Travel to vendors and stores as required.


This role requires regular in-office presence, including engaging in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. This position requires the ability to use a computer, work as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with team members and others. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Our client is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities, and experience. We believe it is an essential part of the company’s overall commitment to attract, hire, and develop a strong, talented, and diverse workforce. Our client is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental, or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

The base salary range for this role is $143,500 – $270,100. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.

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